Films are my second biggest passion. My Number One passion is football and I’ve only ever been held back by my total lack of talent, enthusiasm has never been the problem. So it was primarily as a football fan (although the film nerd in me [...]
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Captain America is a ridiculously patriotic concept. Even though the film tries to play down the nationalistic ideas (having him perform ludicrous USO shows) you’ve still got someone running around killing Nazis with a shield bedecked with the stars and stripes. Undoubtedly some people will [...]
Comedies today are terrible. I’ve seen dire comedy after dire comedy. Occasionally it’s been broken up by something like Bridesmaids (which was ok but about as deserving of its unbelievable acclaim as Marisa Tomei was of her Oscar) and films like Win Win and Cedar [...]
It’s difficult for me to be objective about a Harry Potter film. I have, without question, loved each and every one of them and whenever I’m lost for a movie to watch those well worn DVDs find their way into my player. Therefore it was [...]
I feel like everyone in London (other than me) has already seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two. Well, tonight the wrong shall be righted when I venture to the BFI IMAX, for the first time in my life, to see the final [...]
In a world where films seem to be riddled with onomatopoeic levels of obviousness it’s refreshing to find a film so troublingly elliptical that it becomes hard to write about. Much has been said about the meaning of The Tree of Life and whether it’s [...]